Welcome to the home of Cairns Basketball Officials (Referees).
Referees play an integral role in any basketball game to ensure it is played in a fair and safe manner and within the rules. On this site you can find out how to become a referee, including resources to improve your officiating.
If you love basketball, want to make new friends, and contribute to the growth of Australia’s favourite sport, then the chances are you may have what it takes to become a referee and experience the following:
Earn money and work flexible hours
Be physically active and get fit
Be involved in basketball (especially if you love the game)
Gain a better understanding of basketball and its rules
Meet new people, make new friends and share many great experiences
Improve your life skills (e.g. communication, independence, confidence, decision making and awareness)
Opportunity to travel
Cairns Basketball coordinates training courses for new referees. Depending on your age, you may be trained as an Association Community referee or Association Development referee. New referees begin in a Basketball Australia green shirt and run alongside a mentor referee who will train new referees over a number of weeks.
All referees are coached and observed by referee coaches and senior referees who provide feedback and solutions to areas for improvement. Most referees improve through match experience which is gained each week by being faced with challenges that you learn to overcome. With this experience and knowledge come better opportunities to referee higher quality games and an increase in payrates.
The below diagram shows the pathway for referees in Australia from learning to become a referee to state, national and international accreditation. Please contact Cairns Basketball Junior Referee Development Manager to understand where you
might fit in with the Basketball Queensland and Cairn Basketball accreditation systems. For further information please contact
Cairns Basketball Junior Referee Development Manager
P: 07 4041 2145